Afghan president vows to retake key city from Taliban

The Afghan president has vowed to retake a key northern city captured by the Taliban on Monday, saying the military has already launched a counter-offensive on Kunduz. President Ashraf Ghani says his security forces are “retaking government buildings … and reinforcements, including special forces and commandos are either there or on their way there.” Ghani claimed that “the enemy has sustained heavy casualties” and urged his nation to trust Afghan troops and not give in to “fear and terror.”



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